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Caro Amico Italian Cafe

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3606 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR 97239-4131
+1 503-223-6895
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16:00 - 22:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:30
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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kim and I went for dinner. I had the Chicken Parmigiana and Kim had the Chicken Picata. Both dishes were excellent. If you arrive, come in through the door off the lower parking lot as that is where the person doing the seating is. Also, this restaurant is on the Passport Card so we got one of the entrees frre... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We actually decided to go here due to an entertainment book coupon and also have passed by this place numerous times without stopping. Arriving at Caro Amico's right at opening time (4:00PM) we were promptly seating by the window on the second level. It appears that there are three levels of dining and the upper level is opened around 5:30-6:00PM... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We hosted friends from Ashland, Oregon and Chicago, Illinois on a Saturday night. We planned ahead and had a reservation. This vintage italian restaurant is popular with the surrounding neighborhood, so reservations are recommended. Plenty of appetizers and adult beverages to enjoy and entrees served pipping hot. We had a good time, enjoyed the back ground music and would recommend... More 

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palm desert ca
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196 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Annual visit with family and they came through again. Good meats and pasta, wine, dessert and all the trimmings. Very attentive waitress and owner

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Thank morteight
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We went here to celebrate a birthday for guests who love Italian. Reservations for 7 are hard to get in Portland for last minute plans with additional guests. Super easy to book on Open Table. Fettuccine Alfredo had to be in the menu. This restaurant had parking a which as you know is a plus in Portland and you could... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Had dinner with a bigger group. Small tradition wine list. Full bar. Small menu-- basically all Italian- Pasta, Salads, Pizza with Chicken, Beef, Veal and some meet free options. Shrimps and Scallop dishes too. Garlic bread was nice starter. All dishes were adequate, nothing fancy, traditional presentations. Though prices were a bit high. Close to downtown, but not walking distance.... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Several years ago, we went to Caro Amico to use a coupon we received in the mail. It was good enough to encourage us to go even without the discount, and for the past few years it has been one of our regular places for dinner out. We generally order pasta dishes rather than pizza. One favorite is the combination... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We were so excited to eat good pizza! WRONG!!! After waiting nearly an hour we received barely warm, BURNT pizza!!! The only ingredient with any flavor was the tasteless tomato paste with a tin flavor that was supposed to be the pizza sauce! The sausage were sprinkled specks; the artichokes on it were tasteless and the Canadian Bacon was fair... More 

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Oregon
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Our 'dining out' group went to Cara Amicos last night for a special evening. We'd talked to Maria, our wait staff before the evening and she made extra efforts to decorate the table to keep with the theme of our group. She bent over backwards to make it a great night. We had 5 different entrees and each one was... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We went to Caro Amico's again this past Wednesday evening, and it was packed! Only one floor was being used, and every table was full. We were seated by our reservation time of 6:45, however, with no problem, and once again, we enjoyed some of our favorites. I like many entrees there, but really love the pasta and meat sauce... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:30
Thursday
16:00 - 21:30
Friday
16:00 - 22:30
Saturday
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3606 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR 97239-4131
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-223-6895

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?